|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
|Choosing and preparing fields|
|Size and shape of fields|
|Marking the boundaries of a field|
|Grub out all the trees in the field|
|Get permission to farm for a long time|
|Choosing oxen for farm work|
|Harnessing oxen with a yoke|
|How to train oxen|
|How many hours a day can oxen work?|
|How to feed working oxen|
|Looking after working' oxen|
|Tools for use with animal power|
|Choice of tools|
|The Manga cultivator|
|The seed drill|
|Income from animal power|
|What animal power costs|
|Buying animals and tools|
|The animals' food|
|Upkeep and repair of tools|
|What animal power farming costs him:|
|Some examples of animal power farming|
|Suggested question paper|
When a man works, he gets tired. When an ox works, it gets tired.
We know too that oxen need plenty of time to find their food and digest it.
For tiring work like ploughing, oxen should not be worked for more than 5 hours a day.
For less tiring work, like light transport, oxen can be worked a little longer.
It is best to make the oxen work when the sun is not too hot, early in the morning. When it is very hot, the oxen get tired more quickly, and work less.
You must not work the oxen too long. They will get too tired and will fall sick. The farmer must know his oxen well, so that he can judge what work they can do and remain well.